The Duchess of Cornwall is appointed Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles

During a ceremony which took place at both Windsor Castle and Highgrove House today, The Duke of Edinburgh was succeeded as Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles by his daughter-in-law, The Duchess of Cornwall.

Their Royal Highnesses were present for the events, which took place in short succession.

The Rifles Regiment was formed in 2007 through the merger of four Regiments. 

At Windsor Castle, Major General Tom Copinger-Symes of The Rifles offered The Duke of Edinburgh the salute and thanked His Royal Highness for his 67 years of support and service to The Rifles and the Regiments that came before them.

Consequently at Highgrove House, four Buglers sounded The Rifles Assembly, marking the transfer of Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles from The Duke of Edinburgh to The Duchess of Cornwall. Colonel Commandant of The Rifles, General Sir Patrick Sanders, welcomed The Duchess as the new Colonel-in-Chief.